I can understand large families and the savings they would receive. I have always paid oop except for the first time I got the fd in 2011. It was just my sister and I and believe me I never ate so much food. The problem is I'm not a big eater and if you can believe it I found it a chore to be at a sit down meal every night. I should have gained weight but with all the walking we did I guess we burnt it off. And when I have paid oop, we very rarely ate burgers or chicken nuggets.But we've never come close to spending that kind of money. Also we are a family of three and I have a son who does not eat meat so maybe that's why.